Deal #1548

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Nacala, Mozambique

Target country
Mozambique
Comment on location
Coastal district of Nacala-a-Velha, in the northern province of Nampula, only 35 kilometres away from one of the region’s main harbours

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
10000
Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2008] 10000
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2012] 150
Comment on land area
Listed as 10000 under cultivation on company site, another source states 15050 hectares. One report states that more land will be licensed.

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Biofuels

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
Investment of about USD16mn

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2008] Startup phase (no production)
Comment on implementation status
Nampula’s governor Felismino Tocoli declared in 2012 that Aviam had not lived up to its promises and that, as a consequence, it might lose its licence.

Contract farming

Comment on contract farming
Possibility of outgrower farmers in the future.

Number of domestic jobs created

Jobs created (domestic)
Yes
Planned number of jobs (domestic)
2500
Current number of jobs (domestic)
100

Operating company

Operating company
Comment on investment chain
With domestic partner -- group of Mozambique entrepreneurs

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Company Website

Data source #2

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2016-04-29
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes
Comment on data source
Thesis is: POLITICA ENERGETICA EUROPEA E SOSTENIBILITA' DEI BIOCARBURANTI: IL CASO DELLA JATROPHA CURCAS NEL DISTRETTO DI NACALA-A-VELHA

Data source #3

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #4

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
"Africa: up for grabs : The scale and impact of land grabbing for agrofuels" by FRIENDS OF THE EARTH AFRICA AND FRIENDS OF THE EARTH EUROPE

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-01-01
Comment on data source
Company website

Data source #6

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Oakland Institute- UNDERSTANDING LAND INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA: COUNTRY REPORT: MOZAMBIQUE

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2012-07-25
Comment on data source
Macauhub- Biodiesel producer in Mozambique at risk of losing its exploration license

Data source #8

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Land Grabbing for biofuels must stop

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
Re:Common -- Land grabbers: Italy's involvement in the great land grab

Data source #10

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Comment on data source
POLITICA ENERGETICA EUROPEA E SOSTENIBILITA' DEI BIOCARBURANTI: IL CASO DELLA JATROPHA CURCAS NEL DISTRETTO DI NACALA-A-VELHA. No weblink available.

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Jatropha

Use of produce

Has export
Yes
Export
100
Comment on use of produce
European Market

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
plans to build an oil refinery in the area were dropped. The plan was to build a supply chain for jatropha.

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